Injury report: Star player's absence may be cause for concern

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The Edmonton Oilers aren't off to the start they had hoped for. They won their first matchup but have dropped two straight for a 1-2-0 record to begin the season. It's nothing to be too alarmed about, but a notable player's absence in the lineup recently may be a cause for concern.

Leon Draisaitl, fresh off a massive new contract, has been absent the past couple days with a swollen eye.

The Oilers don't play until Saturday night when the Ottawa Senators are in town - so the hope is that he'll heal in time, but it's hard to say as of yet. 

Vision is obviously a key component of hockey, crucial for making plays, but also for player safety.

It's imperative that Edmonton takes precaution with their star player.


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